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Guillermo Zorrilla-Revilla

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Research Interests
Human Energetics
Human Ecology
Human Evolution
Physical Activity

Dr. Zorrilla-Revilla is an evolutionary anthropologist studying Human Behavioral Ecology and Human Life History through the adaptations of human metabolic and energetic requirements. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Univ. of Burgos and the Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain (2022), focused on non-adults’ energy expenditure and the consequences for human evolution, including metabolic data of more than 150 individuals. He has been also involved in studies with adult populations, thus, he has experience recruiting and testing more than 500 individuals. Therefore, he has gained experience working in human energetics and body composition and already has multiple publications. He actively collaborates with the international group of Human Biology, Health and Society from the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal), but also with Virginia Tech University (USA) where he is collaborating in an international project applying the Doubly Labelled Water technique and the Univ. of Aberdeen (UK). He is part of the international group Forager Child Studies which publishes open-access papers. Besides, he has been part of the international Atapuerca project for several years, an important enclave to learn about Human Evolution. He also combines his research with scientific dissemination, publishing in newspapers and giving talks in schools and universities. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Univ. of Burgos (Spain) and Virginia Tech Univ. (US).

Main Publications

Zorrilla-Revilla, G; Rodrigues, D., Machado-Rodrigues, A., Mateos, A., Rodriguez, J., Padez, C (2022). Sex-specific differences in somatic investment and strategies of physical activity among Portuguese schoolchildren. Am. J. Hum. Biol. e23626. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23626.

Mateos, A., Zorrilla-Revilla, G., Rodríguez, J. (2022) Let’s Play at Digging: How Vigorous Is This Energetic Task for a Young Forager? Hum. Nat. 33, 172–195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-022-09428-w

Mateos, A., Zorrilla-Revilla, G., & Rodríguez, J. (2022) At their own pace. Optimal walking speed in children and adolescents. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 1– 12. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.24562.

Prado-Nóvoa, O., Mateos, A., Zorrilla-Revilla, G., Vidal-Cordasco, M., Rodríguez, J. (2022) Evaluating the human capacity of carrying loads without costs: a scoping review of the Free-Ride phenomenon. Am. J. Hum. Biol. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.23794

Zorrilla-Revilla, G., Rodríguez, J., & Mateos, A. (2021). Gathering is not only for girls. Hum. Nat. 32(3), 582-602. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-021-09411-x

Zorrilla-Revilla, G., Vidal-Cordasco, M., Prado-Nóvoa, O., Terradillos- Bernal, M (2021). Know-how, or how knapping experience can affect a prehistoric lithic workshop. Lithic Technol. 46(3), 221-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/01977261.2021.1911207.


Research Projects

Pleistocene and Holocene at Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain: Geology, Palaeoecology and Hominins Paleobiology

TROPHIc project “Trophic Ecology of Paleolithic Hunter–Gatherers in Iberia”